Celtic FC Foundation Wall of Fame auction
CELTIC FC Foundation’s Celtic Charity Wonderland festive extravaganza event will take place this Sunday, December 15, in the Kerrydale Suite. The main beneficiary is the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).
A key element of the night is our ‘Wall of Fame’ which brings together a plethora of legends, icons and heroes from sport, music, art and entertainment, alongside Celtic legends and first-team players to lend their support.
Items have been donated from an incredible mix of Celtic family and friends, including Robert Plant, Usain Bolt, Mo Farah, Henrik Larsson, Louis Tomlinson, Pele, Michael Jamieson, Mogwai, Christina Jansen (Muhammad Ali item), Scott Brown, Georgios Samaras, Virgil van Dijk, Stone Island and Beats by Dr Dre.
There are a few very special ‘only one in existence’ pieces of memorabilia.
Bidding will close at 10.05pm (Celtic Park time) on Sunday, December 15, 2013 - during the Celtic Charity Wonderland event – but, by hosting the auction online, we are giving fans across the globe an opportunity to play their part while bidding on wonderful pieces of memorabilia.
The auction is now open and can be accessed HERE
There are still a small number of tickets left for Celtic Charity Wonderland, priced at £70pp. These can be purchased by calling 0141 551 4262 or emailing email@example.com
Celtic FC Foundation’s London trip for local schools
EAST END schools, Haghill Park and St Denis´ Primaries are on a visit to London this week as part of Celtic FC Foundation’s Digital Education Programme.
As part of their trip, the schools will be taking in education and enterprise visits to the British Film Institute, CNBC and a number of other businesses.
On Monday night the children visited the area of Poplar, close to St Anne’s in the historical Tower Hamlets area of London´s East End, where in 1893 Brother Walfrid was sent by his religious order to teach.
Local MP for Poplar and Limehouse, Glasgow-born Jim Fitzpatrick was on hand to welcome the children and then the pupils headed off to attend a party with local children from Marner Primary School.
With a new friendship developed, Haghill and St Denis pupils shared some of their digital equipment with their Marner Primary School counterparts.
Additionally, through one of Celtic FC Foundation´s partners in London, Poplar Harca Housing Association community organisations have collected £500 to donate towards the Glasgow City Council Clutha Appeal Fund to support anyone involved in the recent helicopter disaster - including casualties and the families of those who lost their lives.
Celtic FC Foundation also made a recent donation of £10,000 to the appeal.
Jim Fitzpatrick is pictured here with Babu Bhattacherjeee from Poplar Harca Housing Association presenting a cheque towards the appeal.
Pupils on song for Milan guests
CELTIC FC Foundation´s Music Programme saw pupils from three participating schools gather last month to showcase their talents to the Board of AC Milan and UEFA delegate Joao Morais.
The highlight of the afternoon for Celtic´s guests was a rendition of Milan´s club hymn ´Milan, Milan´ which was sung by pupil, Francesco Fontana (pictured) and the St Mungo´s Academy choir.
The AC Milan Vice-Executive President and CEO, Adriano Galliani, was thrilled by such a unique welcome to Scotland and commented on this being a first for the club on their European travels.
The St Mungo’s choir performance was followed by an array of the school´s Jazz and Samba band compositions and renditions of Robert Burns´ work in English and Italian by their drama students.
Pupils from Saracen and Dalmarnock Primary schools topped off the afternoon with presentations of their own artwork to the guests from Milan and UEFA.